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COURT UPDATES: State begins witness testimony in ex-NFL player Travis Rudolph’s murder trial


Stay updated on the murder trial involving former NFL player Travis Rudolph by following our blog. Heated testimony from Rudolph’s ex-girlfriend wrapped up Thursday. The state also called one of the men involved in confronting Rudolph on the night of the deadly shooting. The last witness the state called Thursday was not allowed to be recorded. More witnesses are expected to be called by the state Friday morning. 

The Case:

Florida man, and ex-NFL player, Travis Rudolph is accused of killing a man in Lake Park in April 2021. The former Florida State University and New York Giants wide receiver tried to claim a “stand your ground” defense in the first-degree murder trial.

Travis Rudolph (Greg Trott via AP)

On the night of the crime, Rudolph had just gotten into a fight with his girlfriend at his home in West Palm Beach. According to a probable cause affidavit, the fight escalated when four men confronted Rudolph at his home — Rudolph, not happy with the confrontation, allegedly grabbed a gun and shot at the group as they ran off.

Sebastien Jean-Jacques

Two men were shot: Sebastien Jean-Jacques was killed and Tyler Robinson was hospitalized but recovered.

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